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7 Tips to Play Winning Blackjack
There’s something for everyone at Lady Luck® Casino Caruthersville, and it’s no secret that blackjack is a game that many of our visitors gravitate to. While the concept is easy, there are a few tips and tricks that might prove to be useful when you stop in. Take a look at our list of 7 tips for winning blackjack, and feel free to put them to good use next time you decide to sit down at one of our tables!
1. Know When to Hit
It’s always fun to live a little dangerously, but it’s easy to admit that hitting on 20 is a bit risky. If the dealer’s face up card is 7, 8, 9, 10 or Ace, and your hand totals 8 or 12 through 16, it’s smart to hit. Likewise, if the dealer’s face up card is Ace, and your hand totals 11, or if the dealer’s face up card is 10 and your hand totals the same, hit. The only other time that it’s recommended to hit, according to our friends at Casino Bonus King, is when the dealer’s face up card is 7, 8 or 9, and your hand totals 9.
2. Know When to Stand
To stand on your hand might seem a little boring, but it can be safe and smart. No matter what, when your hand totals 17 or above, you should stand. Additionally, if the dealer’s face up card is 6 or below, and your hand totals more than 12, you should stand. While splitting 10s and face cards seems like a no-brainer, it’s probably smarter to stand in that circumstance, too.
3. Know When to Split
Splitting your hand is always exciting, and it might seem like you’re upping your chances for success, but the only “musts” when splitting are 8s and Aces, if allowed. There are certain suggestions to keep in mind when considering splitting otherwise. You should really only split 2s and 3s if the dealer’s card is 4-7, and you should never split 5s. Splitting 6s and 7s is okay, but it’s only recommended when the dealer’s face up card is 6 or below.
4. Know When to Double Down
Doubling, like splitting, is a play that can be a nice break from the norm, but should be used smartly. Doubling 10s is an easy choice, unless the dealer’s face up card matches with a 10 or Face Card, or has an Ace that can be used as an 11. Always double an 11 unless the dealer shows an Ace. 9s shouldn’t be doubled unless the dealer has a 3, 4, 5 or 6 showing.
Those four tips can be helpful to any blackjack expert or somebody new to the game. Three other suggestions for playing include using a strategy chart, only playing tables where bets that match your bankroll are allowed, and knowing the rules when you sit down at a table. If you’re looking for even more help, these two videos from NetBet are really useful.
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